Arson Suspect Arrested
December, 05, 2017

December 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (SH2017-26)

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
R. Steve Huffman
Public Information Officer
(251) 208-7163/Cell: (251) 605-0984
E-Mail: huffman@cityofmobile.org

ARSON SUSPECT ARRESTED

Mobile Fire-Rescue Investigators have arrested and charged Alex Williams, 19, with Arson 2nd and Burglary 3rd in connection with a house fire located at 909 Minor Street, which occurred on Friday, December 1 at approximately 9:48 a.m.

When firefighters arrived they reported heavy smoke and flames showing from rear of the structure. Investigators later determined that the fire had been set.

Williams was apprehended after a short foot pursuit with fire and police. He later confessed to setting the fire. He is also a suspect in several other burglaries in the Toulminville area.

Fire investigators are still searching for his accomplice, Calender Stokes, B/F, 36, 45, 195 lbs.

Anyone with any information regarding Stokes is asked to call the Mobile Fire-Rescue Arson Unit at 251-402-4407.

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